Eager to ride in a computer-controlled vehicle? Worried about driverless cars approaching you on city streets? Better not worry about either scenario because, no matter how you feel about autonomous vehicles (AVs), that is the future. Driverless vehicles have attracted the attention of city leaders nationwide and big changes are occurring. The Smart Transportation Market will, in the not-too-distant future, exceed $7 trillion and companies are rushing in aggressively to capture a slice of this lucrative marketplace.
When it comes to public transportation, the United States lags far behind other countries. Governments in Europe, Asia and Canada invest heavily in public transportation because it is viewed as an essential public good. The U.S. government, however, views public transit a little differently and funding has been inadequate for decades. As a result, America’s […]Read More »
If there’s one thing that government has a lock on, it’s data! The information that government is required to collect, protect and preserve is massive and diverse. It covers almost everything – student school records from kindergarten through college, every imaginable type of crime statistic, licensing and permitting records, medical records, social program participation, purchasing […]Read More »
As local government leaders finalize fiscal year budgets, many are even more focused on long-range transportation planning. That’s because transportation planning is much harder than planning next year’s budget. How do government officials plan for transportation costs considering the fact that the technology that will be required in three, five or 10 years is still […]Read More »
Look! Up in the sky… It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s – a gondola??? Facing the dilemma of monstrous traffic congestion and horrific cost projections for expansion and maintenance of roadways, some municipal officials are looking to the skies for relief. City leaders throughout the U.S. are giving serious consideration to the possibility of […]Read More »
A federal Infrastructure Plan still languishes a year and a half after it was touted as “coming very soon” by the Trump administration. However, one key segment of the plan got a boost this week from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). A final rule was issued that agency officials say offers “new, experimental procedures” designed to encourage greater […]Read More »
Outdated, technologically challenged and overcrowded – that pretty much describes the majority of airports in the U.S. But change is imminent and a huge new marketplace is evolving. To make critical upgrades and much-needed expansions, airports are expected to spend $70 billion over the next three years. The average American airport is approximately 40 years […]Read More »